St John the Baptist, Pampisford

This medieval Church of England church is part of the Diocese of Ely. Parts of the building, such as the nave and south door, date to the 12th Century, the chancel was rebuilt in the early 13th and the tower added in the 14th century. Much of the church was restored in the 19th century, including the porch. The tower houses a peal of 6 bells which are rung regularly by local and visiting ringers.

Sunday services are held at 10.30am as follows:
1st Sunday   Community Service
2nd Sunday   Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion (BCP)
4th Sunday Parish Eucharist

If there is a 5th Sunday in the month we join with our wider group of Church of England parishes: Whittlesford, Hinxton, Ickleton and Duxford. The churches take turns to host the 5th Sunday service.

St John the Baptist is also part of the Whittlesford and Pampisford Local Ecumenical Partnership with the URC.

Parish Priest:
Pampisford does not currently have a Parish Priest. However, Petra Shakeshaft is the Priest-in-Charge of the parishes of Ickleton, Duxford, Hinxton, Pampisford and Whittlesford. The Lay Minister for Pampisford is Mrs Judith Sutcliff who can be contacted on 01779 530740 or email: judithawright@btinternet.com
Church Wardens:
Michele Upton

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Things to look for

Take a walk around the church and you can see some interesting features:

  • a sundial on the south-east corner, featuring the text "I decline to tell the time"
  • the tympanum in the Norman arch over the south door, inside the porch, showing scenes from the life of John the Baptist
  • the War Memorial, the focus of the annual Remembrance Service in the village
  • the clock, still manually wound by climbing the tower
  • the small spire